Daily Reading and Prayer – Thursday September 3

A selection from Proverbs 21

2 A person may think their own ways are right,

    but the Lord weighs the heart.

3 To do what is right and just

    is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.

9 Better to live on a corner of the roof

    than share a house with a quarrelsome spouse.

13 Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor

    will also cry out and not be answered.

15 When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous

    but terror to evildoers.

20 The wise store up choice food and olive oil,

    but fools gulp theirs down.

23 Those who guard their mouths and their tongues

    keep themselves from calamity.

30 There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan

    that can succeed against the Lord.

Prayer

A beautiful prayer in song!